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Thursday March 1, 2007

Michael Lewis is right: making positions such as county property appraiser and elections supervisor electable offices is absurd. This is just the County Commission trying to fight the strong mayor proposal again, and Commissioner José “Pepe” Diaz should be ashamed.

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Friday January 26, 2007

Ambiguity is our watchword. NicFitKid says: “These [were] all over Carol City right [before the election]. I think it’s pretty slick how they don’t even mention the strong mayor proposal.”

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With this kind of entertainment available, do you really care how strong the mayor is?

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Wednesday January 24, 2007

Miami Dade voters ignored the advice of blogger Critical Miami yesterday and voted to give the mayor broad new powers as a strong mayor.”

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Friday January 19, 2007

“A department director eager to keep his job would be mindful of which bidder was favored by a less-than-ethical mayor.” Michael Putney on the strong mayor proposal. That quote is the strongest reason to vote for the proposal, though you need to read his piece to get the full perspective. He does a really good job of looking at the issue from all sides, and finds fault with the commission, the mayor, and even the Herald’s handling of the issue. Best case scenario: reject the strong-mayor proposal, and form a panel to do an independent charter review and make a comprehensive set of recommendations, as Commissioner Katy Sorenson has called for. Update: Michael Lewis hammers pretty much the same point.

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